[kog-nuh-zuh-buh l, kon-uh-, kog-nahy-] /ˈkɒg nə zə bəl, ˈkɒn ə-, kɒgˈnaɪ-/

capable of being perceived or known.
being within the jurisdiction of a court.
/ˈkɒɡnɪzəbəl; ˈkɒnɪ-/
(law) susceptible to the jurisdiction of a court

1670s, “capable of being known,” also “liable to be tried in a given court or jurisdiction,” from stem of cognizance + -able.


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